So, our favorite multi-Gazillionaire movie maker, James Cameron, has been rather quiet lately. Recently he decided to pop up in Mexico City to speak about what he is working on now, how he feels about 3D conversion, and his plans to make Battle Angel.
Here are some tidbits that were found over on TheFlimStage.com:
Speaking at Mexico City’s technology forum TagDF on Wednesday, the filmmaker said that, to one-up Avatar, he will be shifting his focus from creating new technologies to expanding story and characters. This trans-human exploration (themes that have “haunted” him for years) will also extend to his long-rumored Battle Angel, which the filmmaker said he will begin to develop in 2017, presumably around the time he’s in post-production on Avatar 3.
For those of you who don’t know, it has been rumored for a while that the Avatar sequels would be Cameron’s last films. However, it looks like he will be working on Battle Angel once he is through with the Navi’. Here is an unofficial synopsis of the film from IMDB:
Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.
Remember that is an unofficial synopsis and things are subject to change.
He continues on, talking about helping director Alfonso Cuaron with his upcoming film, Gravity. He also goes on to talk about his effect on 3D filmmaking. This is what he had to say about that:
Cameron says, “One thing is shooting in 3D and another is to convert to 3D.” He adds that his film “changed everything” and, now, with the increased use in all types of films, the control of 3D is getting away from the directors and being put into the money-hungry studios. Unlike films shot in 3D, he says that conversions do not convey the same visual depth, with the technology being pushed on directors “who are not comfortable or do not like 3D.”
Wrapping up, he says that films like Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 “should not necessarily be in 3D. If you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to [look] spectacular [and] perfect.” We’d like to think most audiences would agree with these statements.
I am always interested to see what JC is up to, and I can’t wait for what he has in store for us next. Are you a James Cameron fan or are you done with him? Let us know.
Until next time…